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Bead Hop, September Strip Sale, New Mystery Quilt project, Color Fusion Kit and more

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400

Hello, everyone.
    Patric and I are having a blast up here in Idaho. It feels so good to hang out with my mom and the rest of my family members who live up here. We’re doing all kinds of things--I’m even meeting up with Rose Mary’s daughter to bring her something from her mom!
    Meanwhile, so much is happening at the store. The Bead Hop starts Thursday and my staff is prepared for you. “My” wonderful Mary put the Make-It-Take earring kits on our website—you can pre-order and pick them up on the hop or we can, of course mail them to you if you can’t make it out to see us. We’ve got great specials for you, grab bags of miscellaneous goodies for just $10, 10 to 12 Swarovski crystals for $10 and all of our pendants are 30% off.

earring kits
Make-It-Take-It earrings kits
Faceted Turquoise, Mystic Matrix Quartz, Coffee Agate, Cloudy Quartz. On the website and at the shop
gift with purchase
Gift with Purchase!

Spend $25 or more: 2 charms
Spend $50 or more: add Treasure Mat
Spend:$100 or more: add light

Swarovski grab bags--we added a penny to the photo for size reference
grab bags
Now, what is Monica putting into those $10 grab bags.....?
charms bracelets
Get this bracelet free at your 3rd shop!
bracelet with charms
Each store has a charm for you, while supplies last

    Please pre-register for the hop. It will save time for everyone. Just click here to register, see all the prizes you could win and get your map to the shops.
     We are also giving away gifts with purchase during the Hop. If you spend $25 or more, you receive two darling charms (a bird nest & some birds on a wire,) spend $50 or more and you receive the charms plus a great 8.5” x 7” Treasure Mat from Beadsmith, and if you spend $100 or more you get the charms plus the mat AND a travel light (3 settings & folds into its base.) Purchases must be on one transaction and only one of each gift per customer during the event, while supplies last.
    And, for my Quilters don’t forget about National Sew a Jelly Roll Day September 18th. I usually make lots of sample quilts for this event, but time simply got away from me this year. I did make a darling quilt from the book "Strip Your Stash"—you can see it in this display. And, when I retire, I’m going to make at least half of the quilts in our phenomenal new book, To celebrate Jelly Roll day we’ve launched the September Strip Sale—take 10% off all pre-cut strip packs (Jelly Rolls, Rolie Polies, 24k Crystals…,) strip-friendly patterns and books through the month of September. That includes those items on the website, too.

strip display strip display
That's the quilt I made from Strip Your Stash on the left--I used Riley Blake's Hungry Animal Alphabet Rolie Polie. And, above is a look at just some of the precut strips packages we have for you at our Palm Desert shop.

     Plus, we’ve launched our newest mystery quilt adventure! Barbara’s Antiques is fast and fat-quarter friendly. When you purchase the mystery, you’ll be able to download the supply list and access a YouTube “Welcome” video from me. The first clues will be emailed on October 1. I hope you will sign up to join us for this fun new mystery.
      Read on to see more of the treasures we have for you. And if you are ready for an in-person beading class, check out the Theresa's projects in the Classes section.
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon. 


What's Happening

Mark your calendars! We are so excited that this year the SCLBSA is having a “Welcome Back” shop hop. An extra day has been added to each weekend, hopefully reducing the number of Hoppers at one time in each shop. Click here to pre-register--that helps all of us plan ahead. 
mystery quilt
Click anywhere to purchase on line

I'm still collecting Love Bugs. We'll donate them to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Reach out to children in need--make a soft, cuddly Love Bug with our free pattern. This is part of a national project--Click Here to read more.
Visit for more info!

What's New?
 Alpine winter
Alpine Winter
New from Northcott--winter scenes from ages past and a wonderful check pattern
watercolor floral
Watercolor Floral batiks
also from Northcott--painterly prints in cool colors
Color Fusion
Color Fusion kit/pattern
Using one block to create this quilt makes it quick and easy with stunning results. Finished quilt is 55" x 75". The kit sells for $109.95 and includes the pattern plus all fabric for the top and binding.  The pattern is also available by itself for $9.50
Both can be purchased on line or in the shop.


Here's a closer look at some of the prints from Northcott's Fusion collection of interesting, graphic shapes and colors
groovy garden
Groovy Garden
Another bright, whimsical collection by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.
Jelly Filled
Jelly Filled
I can't wait to make at least half of the 18 jelly-riffic quilts in this new book! Learn precut shortcuts with best-selling Charm School author Vanessa Goertzen.  Start with basic quilt blocks and build your skills to piece triangles, hexagons, curves, and more. Regularly $24.95--10% off in September!
Can be purchased on line or in the shop.
kits Just 8 One-of-a-Kind Kits Left!

We started with 24 and we are down to 8. They won't be back, so grab them while you can.
These Mystery Quilt Kits are left over after our 2021 Desert Quilting Retreats. Each kit is a one-of-a-kind combination of fabrics.
Kits are $90 each
The mystery pattern plus fabric for the quilt top and binding are included.

You will need 4 yards for the backing--buy a kit plus the backing and we'll give you 15% off your backing fabric! Here are the kits we have left--see them on the website by clicking here
And, we found this kit left from the 2020 Desert Quilt Retreats--the mystery pattern is called Cruisin' Around. We have just 2 kits available, $90 each

Classes, Classes, Classes!

On The Bead Side
In person resumes August 3!

 Theresa resumes teaching at the shop on August 3rd. Here's how it works: Theresa's classes are from 10 to 1 most Tuesdays. Class dates are listed on the website. The first 3 students to register on a given day determine what will be taught. There are links to Theresa's catalogs of 1 and 2 session classes below and on the website class pages. Theresa will contact you by phone to confirm your choice, talk about supplies, answer questions and schedule other sessions, if needed.  

2 session classes
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